Tower transfers SiGe process to Israel
August 05, 2011 // Peter Clarke
Tower Semiconductor Ltd., a specialty foundry that trades under the name TowerJazz, has transferred a 130-nm silicon-germanium process from its Newport Beach fab to one at Migdal Haemek, Israel.
Tower said the SBL13 process as heavily analog that uses SiGe bipolar for the analog and CMOS for digital control and that it had enhanced the process with a copper interconnect back-end. The process is aimed at wireless RF and digital TV tuners. Tower said it has design wins from customers that want to use the copper back-end and that volume is expected to ramp in the first half of 2012.
The SBL13 process includes three NPN transistors with 40-, 74- and 100-GHz transition frequencies as well as high density passive elements such as high-density MIM capacitors and 3-micron thick copper inductors. 130-nm CMOS with copper metallization achieves digital logic densities of up to 200-kgates per square millimeter to result in higher performance and more highly integrated RF products.
"This helps extend our leadership in SiGe technology and provides a unique multi-fab SiGe sourcing capability for our customers," said Marco Racanelli, senior vice president and general manager of the RF and high performance analog business group at Tower, in a statement.
For further information: www.towersemi.com.
Thin film micro-lenses stretch to focus
November 26, 2015
The bio-inspired micro-lens array designed by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers stemmed from the observation of ...
Report: Abu Dhabi holding talks over GloFo sale
InvenSense to add PUF security to sensors
Flexible sensor detects multiple ions in fluids
Microsemi sees off Skyworks to win PMC-Sierra
Starting all over again on plastic: ARM
November 24, 2015
Reviewing over 30 years of ARM's history during ARM TechCon, CTO Mike Muller put side by side the ARM1 designed at the 3 ...
From electronics to maths and money madness
Analog IC market growth set to slow
Volkswagen deploys data glasses in series production
- Battery Size Matters
- Software-Defined Radio Handbook - 11th edition
- Multichemistry Buck Battery Charger Controller
- Automotive Circuit Protection using Littelfuse Automotive TVS Diodes
InterviewCEO interview: InvenSense's Abdi on expanding MEMS horizons
InvenSense Inc. is a MEMS company that has epitomized a fabless approach to a sector that is still highly reliant on a thorough grasp of the manufacturing and packaging processes. We interviewed CEO Behrooz ...
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, FTDI Chip is giving away six MCU development board packages complete with a dedicated compiler (including a full integrated development environment).
Worth Euro 315 each, the packages include a credit card sized Clicker 2 board for the FT90X 32-bit MCU supplied alongside a powerful dedicated compiler from MikroElektronika.
MORE INFO AND LAST MONTH' WINNERS...
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.